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My dog swallowed a piece of hard rubber from a dog toy.

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Having trouble swallowing. What should...
My dog swallowed a piece of hard rubber from a dog toy. Having trouble swallowing. What should I do or how do I induce vomiting? He ate a little bit of dog food and a small treat since then but seems uncomfortable.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. A dog the size of Ralph should be able to pass a small piece of hard rubber through his gastrointestinal tract unaided. His eating after swallowing the rubber is a positive prognostic sign. Anorexia and persistent vomiting are the symptoms of GI obstruction. May I have an update on Ralph, please?

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